As state championships took place last week at De Anza College, PCC’s best swimmers and their head coach Terry Stoddard felt satisfied with the results, even though this time around there weren’t any winners. Both PCC women and men placed 21st overall out of nearly 40 other colleges, with 47 and 49 points respectively.
With the help of a couple of star freshman swimmers, the Lancers earned three wins and a loss in their first meet of the season held at Pasadena City College (PCC) on Friday.
After a tough couple of months riddled with losses and injuries, the Lancer water polo team was forced to forfeit the remainder of their season after two players suffered concussions, including their goalie Natalie Wassall.
The Lancers hosted an invitational for the best teams in Southern California and placed 5th overall out of 15 women’s teams and 13 men’s teams as competition heats up before the South Coast Conference (SCC) Swimming Championships.
The Lancers once again proved their strength during the SCC double dual against El Camino and Long Beach that took place right at PCC’s Aquatic Center.
Pasadena City College’s returning swimmers came back this season with a stronger mindset, earning a 2nd place rank for the men’s team, followed by the women’s team ranking 5th place in Saturday’s meet against Mount San Antonio.
Every second counts. When you measure yourself down to the millisecond, it is only through a strong work ethic, passion and sheer willpower that could make someone jump back into freezing water, before the sun is up, to shave off just half a second more from the night before.
The men’s swim team defeated the Diablo Valley Vikings, 83-81, for the first time last weekend before winning the Mariner Invitational—also for the first time—the next day.
The men’s swimming team performed like a well-oiled machine on Friday, maintaining their speed from last week and pulling into first against LA Trade Tech, 207-36. But falling just behind Mt. SAC once again, 154-124. The women’s swim team suffered the same fate as the men’s team, succumbing to Mt. SAC 166- 107, but defeated LA Trade Tech 134-120. Both teams felt good about their times today but are looking forward to returning to the pool to work harder. Freshman Jocelyn Jo won two of …
Fifth place was ever so close.